What is Laser Hair Removal?
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second which is long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle's ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, the LightSheer Diode is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively. An important part of the procedure is cooling the skin. A special contact-cooling hand piece allows your technician to treat even the most sensitive areas. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.
What can you expect?
The length of a laser treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is important to know that the hairs in an active growth phase (referred to as Anagen) are most affected by the laser. Due to the fact that all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best results.The laser treatment itself may cause some discomfort. Most clients tolerate the procedure well, but because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anaesthesia can be an option.
The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from client to client, depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. Side effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle which are, in fact, desired clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most clients return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects, and the results you can expect during your initial consultation.
Is it safe?
Yes, the LightSheer Diode is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Its special contact-cooling hand piece directs the laser energy to the hair root while protecting and cooling the surrounding skin.
Are all lasers created equal?
The LightSheer Diode Laser performs at a power of 1600 watts to remove hair while protecting the skin with a unique chill tip. Other multi-purpose lasers on the market have a much lower power, between 200-500 watts, which produces inferior results when compared to the LightSheer Diode.